By Johnny Edward:
Emem Eduok went from hero to villain as Kasimpasa won 1-0 away to Godfrey Oboabona’s Rizespor on Saturday night, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The Nigerian forward scored his side’s only goal in the encounter in the 43rd minute before being sent off seven minutes from time. It was his second goal in ten games.
Oboabona who was an unused substitute in the game has featured in 11 games in the Turkish top flight this season.
In England, Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho made his third start in the Premier League this season for Manchester City who lost 4-2 away to Leicester City.
Iheanacho was on for 58 minutes before he was replaced by Yaya Toure. It was Iheanacho’s 10th appearance this term with three goals.
His compatriot Ahmed Musa was benched for the whole match at the King Power Stadium. Musa has scored two league goals but has fired blanks in his last four games.
The 25-year-old forward last scored in City’s 1-1 draw at home to Southampton in October.
At the Emirates stadium, Alex Iwobi scored his first Premier League goal of the season for Arsenal in their 3-1 over Stoke City.
It was his first strike in eight months in the EPL and his second goal this season in all competitions.
Iwobi replaced Alex Oxlade Chamberlain in the 69th minute in what was his 11th league appearance of the season.
At the Liberty stadium, Victor Anichebe played all 90 minutes but failed to add to his three goal tally as Sunderland lost 3-0 to Swansea.
Anichebe has made seven appearances for the Black Cats.
In the Championship, Sone Aluko made his 18th appearance for Fulham who played out a 4-4 draw away to Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux Stadium.
The Nigerian midfielder has bagged four goals this term.
In France, Vincent Enyeama was instrumental in Lille recording a 2-1 home win over Montpellier who defeated Paris Saint-Germain 3-0 on Saturday at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in the Ligue 1.
Though he conceded his 22nd goal in 17 Ligue 1 games, the 34-year-old made a decisive save from Daniel Congré’s audacious flick deep in injury time to earn Lille their sixth win of the season.